From growing fresh food to opening minds to new ways of thinking, First Lady Michelle Obama has cultivated something special from the White House Garden.
January 14, 2010 Worldwatch released a report this month, State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures, in which “sixty renowned researchers and practitioners” share their thoughts on how we might go about shifting “from cultures of consumerism to cultures of sustainability”. via @TheIndyNews Go to Original Post…
January 14, 2010 Great visualization: A plot of land, in the middle of downtown Shenzhen, China, that shows people where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture lands…now, and especially in the future. The add-joining map of the vicinity is to scale with the plot. via @inhabitat Go to Original Post…
January 14, 2010 This from the FDA newsroom: “Michael R. Taylor, J.D., was named Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on Jan. 13, 2010. He is the first individual to hold the position, which was created along with a new Office of Foods in August 2009 to elevate the leadership […]
January 13, 2010 With Lisa Jackson at the helm, the Environmental Protection Agency has greenhouse emissions, drinking water standards, and what to do with coal ash at the top of the list of issues to tackle this year. For complete list: Seven Priorities for EPA’s Future Go to Original Post…
January 13, 2010 In a report (A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health) published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences, “researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto’s GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats.” Monsanto refuted the study, in Monsanto Response: de Vendomois et al. 2009, and […]
January 13, 2010 National Geographic has just published a 320 page book with “8 Simple Steps to a Healthier You”, called true Food. There is a short excerpt to give you an example of what is inside: ” What’s in Season? A Guide to Local Eating in the Winter: •The Northeast: From root cellars and […]
January 12, 2010 At a press conference held yesterday in Portland, OR, several conservation and farming organizations came together and provided a map (PDF) reflecting what they thought would be a acceptable outcome for the urban and rural reserves, which is currently under review and being determined by Metro and Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties. […]
Chef Kurt Michael Friese, owner and publisher of Edible Iowa River Valley, writes about the importance of school gardens and what children may learn from doing so.
January 12, 2010 “Extensive research suggests that the collective behavior of humanity is on an unsustainable path (e.g., Millenium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005). More and more people are awakening to this reality and are beginning to pursue answers for a just and sustainable future. In the midst of this unfolding story are indigenous people across the […]